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Apricot Filling

Apricot Filling adds true fruit richness to a variety of cupcake flavors. A splash of orange liqueur puts it over the top! Fill your layer cakes with this sweet Apricot Filling. Flavored with Grand Marnier, lemon juice, and sugar, this apricot filling complements most cakes.


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy


  • 2 (6 oz.) pkgs dried apricots
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons Grand Marnier (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cups granulated sugar


3 cups of filling.


  • Food Processor


Step 1

In small saucepan place apricots and water and allow to stand, covered, 2 hours. Simmer 20 minutes on very low heat, tightly covered or until apricots are soft. Puree along with any remaining liquid in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Add Grand Marnier, lemon juice and sugar, mix with several on-off turns. If desired, for a sweeter filling add more sugar. Fill cupcake.